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09.05.13
Baumgartner+Uriu (B+U) at the FRAC Centre, Orleans, France

Baumgartner+Uriu's (B+U) Animated Apertures Housing Tower project in Lima, Peru is featured in the highly anticipated 9th edition of ArchiLab at the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France. Exhibited at the show will be a large scale model, drawings, renderings and an animation. The exhibition is open to the public September 14—February 14, 2014.

Curated by ArchiLab founders Marie-Ange Brayer, Director of the FRAC Centre, and Frédéric Migayrou, Deputy Director of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, ArchiLab is a true laboratory for architecture, presenting the most advanced research in terms of architectural design today. It features projects by 40 architects from around the world. Themed “Naturalizing Architecture,” this year’s show is devoted to the interaction between digital architecture and the sciences, exploring the challenges faced in simulating the living world.

The most advanced digital tools available today make it possible for architects to envision projects, which evolve according to principals similar to those found in nature. This architecture is designed like an organism in constant adaptation, with the ability to evolve in close interaction with the material conditions of its environment. These new design processes which integrate the fields of robotics, nanotechnology, genetics and biotechnology are presented in this exhibition through the research and works of a new generation of architects and designers.

Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu co-founded Baumgartner+Uriu (B+U) in 2000. They both teach design studio at SCI-Arc. More at www.bplusu.com.